Raimond de Weerdt was born in the Netherlands and moved to Australia in the early 1980s. He completed a BA (visual art) with a Photography major at Sydney University, followed by a MA in Electronic Art at the University of New South Wales Australia.
The visual work Raimond produces is inspired by the surrealist and absurdist tradition of combining visual elements to produce a semantic short circuit resulting in a surprising and unique way we relate to the world of photographic images.
He has been an artist and educator for twenty years, teaching Photography at Charles Sturt University in Albury and at Southern Cross University in Lismore. His art works have been exhibited widely and can be found in numerous institutional and private collections in Australia, the US and Europe.
2019 Silent Speech 2- Cowper Gallery, Cowper.
2014 Silent Speech- Lismore Regional Art Gallery.
2010 Dutch Hills- Next Gallery, Lismore.
2005 Beyond the Pale- Wilson Street Gallery Albury.
2003 Recent Works- Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery.
2002 Transcapes – Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury.
1998 Most Wanted- HR Gallop Gallery Charles Sturt University,Wagga Wagga
1996 BIO 96 – Particle Art Space Clovelly, Sydney
Selected Group exhibitions/competitions.
2020 Highly Commended Byron Art Magazine Prize, Ballina NSW.
2019 Finalist Fremantle Print Awards
2019 Facade- Gallery Down Town, Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW.
2016 A-Z-Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW.
2015 Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Award, Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW.
2014 Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery Townsville.
2013 Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Award, Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW.
2012 Albury Art Prize, Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2010 National Photographic Purchase Award-Albury Regional Art Gallery, 2010
2008 Wit-Works- Next Space, Southern Cross University Lismore.
2005 National Photographic Purchase Award- Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2004 UnSound – Wagga Wagga Space Program.
2003 Pick of the Crop- Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2003 Doors 2- HR Gallop Gallery Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
2002 Doors 1– Watt Space, Newcastle.
2002 National Photographic Purchase Award- Albury Regional Art Gallery
2002 (Sic) but True – Sydney College of the Arts
2000 Fleming Muntz Art Prize- Albury Regional Art Gallery
2000 Transference – Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
Facing Australia, Collaboration with Tony Nott and Karen Donnelly.
2016 Stories of Loyalty, Loss and Love. Museum of Brisbane.
2011 Face of North Sydney, permanent installation, the Concourse Chatswood.
2010 National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Present Tense: An Imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age.
2008 Sydney 2030 - The Face of Sydney, Customs House, Sydney.
2007 Australian Museum - Eureka Prize for Photography,
2007 The Face of Rural Health, National Conference, Albury
2006 The Face of the City of Sydney, AMP Tower & Customs- House, Sydney, as part of Art and About.
2004 The Face of the Barossa, Barossa Regional Art Gallery.
2003 The Face of Brisbane, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane.
2003 Finalist, Citigroup Photographic Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
No Glaze no Glory video works. Collaboration with Ceramic artist Fiona Fell.
2014 International Film Festival on Clay and Glass, Paris France.
2012 Design Junction, London Design Festival.
2012 International Film Festival on Clay and Glass, Paris France.
2006 Powerhouse Museum Brisbane as part of the 11th National Ceramics Conference.
2005 Lismore Regional Art Gallery.
2010- National Portrait Gallery Canberra, Present Tense catalogue.
2009- Australian Geographic, July-September.
2006- Sydney Morning Herald, October 6.
2006- Sydney Morning Herald, January 7.
2005- Griffith Review Edition 6, November.
2002- The Australian newspaper May 13.
2002- (sic) but true-catalogue, Sydney College of the Arts.
2000- Transference catalogue, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery.
1997- Periphery: the regional art magazine- Interview by Margaret Hunt.